When I was in college, I remember late-night runs to the pharmacy to pick up some wacky flavored lube. There was banana flavor, grape flavor, Piña colada, and the list went on.
The problem was that these types of lubes were usually filled with ingredients that mess with your natural pH balance. Oh, and they nearly always tasted like dessert mixed with a side of chemicals. Yuck.
Luckily today, edible lubes have been revolutionized. The difference now, is that flavored lubes taste way better. And, I am convinced it’s because most edible lubes these days don’t contain toxins or harmful ingredients. Win for the pH too!
The truth is, not all lubes are created equally, and for good reason. Unfortunately, there are still synthetic edible lubes available on the market that contain a bunch of harmful ingredients that you wouldn’t want to put in your mouth, let alone in your vagina.
So, how the heck do you choose the best flavored lube that is non-toxic and gentle enough for your intimate bits?
To eliminate some of the stress in finding the most organic and best flavored lube, I have scoured the market for you. Below are my top picks for some of the tastiest and arousing lubricating lubes on the market.
My Top 5 Flavored Lube Recommendations
Peppermint Tingle Aloe Cadabra
Our #1 Rated
Maple Holistics Natural Lubricant
Our #2 Rated
Muse Cafe Salted Caramel
Our #3 Rated
JO® Gelato Creme Brulee
Our #4 Rated
Amor Oral Pineapple
Our #5 Rated
Time to lube it up: Here are the Benefits Of Using Lube in The Bedroom
Oh, lubrication. It’s something you don’t really think about until you really need it. That is to say, there is nothing pleasurable or comfortable when putting anything up a dry vagina or butt. Um, ouch? So most people will agree that a good amount of lubrication is vital for pleasurable sex.
Moreover, if you are interested in anal sex, a personal lubricant may be very handy. That’s because, unlike the vagina, the anus isn’t self-lubricating.
Aside from making sex more pleasurable, the right amount of lube may not only feel good, but also decrease the likelihood of transmitting or acquiring sexually transmitted diseases when used with a condom. In fact, the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control states that “Lubricants can increase pleasure and lower the chance that a condom will break with penetrative sex. Lube helps condoms move easily move around on the skin, making sex safer and more pleasurable.”
So, while most of us naturally produce a decent amount of lubrication, depending on the time of the month, hormones, etc., the pleasurable amount of lubrication doesn’t always happen. So, if you find that you rarely moisten when aroused, or perhaps just want to experiment with different levels, a personal lubricant can help.
On top of that, edible lubes are a delicious, kinky, and creative way to bring more intimacy between you and your partner! Just imagine all the body parts you can drool and nibble on.
Cooling Lubes, Flavored Lubes, Water-Based Lube: How Do You Choose The Right Lube?
Choosing a flavored lube is like walking into a candy shop, I mean, where do you even begin? Well, just like you have your favorite type of candy, I can almost guarantee you will eventually have your favorite type of flavored lube too. It all comes down to what feels and tastes good for you! So let’s look at the “base” of the most common lubricants on the market are:
- Water-based lube: can be used with latex condoms and silicone toys, can have a sticky texture, but adding saliva helps.
- Silicone-based lube: also safe to use with latex condoms, but is not generally water-soluble and can damage silicone-based sex toys over time. The benefits of a silicone-based lube is that it is incredibly long-lasting and has a silky smooth texture!
- Oil-based lubes: A good natural alternative to synthetic chemical lubricants such as silicone or petroleum-based products, but don’t play well with condoms. Ideally oil-based lubes should not be used with latex condoms, as they can cause them to break.
If you want a blend of both worlds, there is also an option of using a hybrid lube. A hybrid lube is a blend of silicone and water-based formulas. Either way, knowing what base your lube contains, will help you choose the right texture, slip and slide for your most exquisite parts. So, now that we know the bases of the most common lubricants, let’s go ahead and add a little flavor, shall we?
Adding Flavor Not Additives: Reviewing The Ingredients in Your Edible Lube
Sure, the idea of peanut butter edible lubricant sounds delicious. That is, unless you have a peanut allergy. So, just like you would want to review the nutrition facts for the food you buy everyday, you will want to do the same when choosing an edible lube.
Ideally, before choosing a lube, look at the ingredients. If an edible lube is flavored with foods, or chemical additives that you have a known allergy to, then it will almost certainly cause an allergy to your lovely bits as well.
That being said, what are the top ingredients to avoid? Nonoxynol 9, Petroleum-based, glycerine, and propylene glycol. But why, you ask? Well, if you are the type of person that doesn’t want toxins in your hand moisturizer, then you certainly won’t want them in your private parts either.
And, according to a study conducted at the University conducted by researchers from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada in 2018, they have linked these sneaky little ingredients can lead to inflammation, irritation and other vaginal infections such as yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. No thanks!
I suggest choosing a flavored lube that is pH balanced for vaginal health, and at least free of the four ingredients listed above.
How To Use Your Lube
Heads, shoulders, knees, and toes. Really anything goes when it comes to flavored lube. As long as it’s nontoxic and free of the ingredients I mentioned above, go ahead and get wild with it!
With that said, water-based lubes can be used with male condoms, female condoms, sex toys, or simply applied on the vulva, anus, and fingers to make any sexual experience much more pleasurable. Oh, and here’s a tip, if you don’t want things to get too messy, consider laying down a towel before you experiment with flavored lube.
It is also best to warm up a bit of lube on your fingertips before applying it to your preferred body part.
Whether it’s solo play or partner play, begin to apply a small amount to your nipples, labia, clitoris, or anus. Slowly, but surely you will be able to figure out right away what amount works for you.
You can go ahead and get creative and sassy with your lube and use it for sex play aside from oral sex such as applying edible lube on your lips for sultry kisses. You can also experiment with partner massage, or use the lube for some hot and heavy self-love. Think of it as a deliciously tasting masturbation session!
So, now that we know how to use our lube, let’s get right down and slippery.
Here Are My Top Picks For Best Flavored Lubes For Every Kind Of Sex
Peppermint Tingle Aloe Cadabra Organic Personal Lube
I love this flavored personal lubricant because it doesn’t soak into the skin too quickly. In other words, a little bit of Peppermint Tingle Aloe Cadabra goes a long way.
What’s more is that this lube is a favorite among women who are prone to vaginal irritation. That’s because this lube is super gentle and made from 100% vegan ingredients. And yet, it has just the right amount of kick to stimulate the senses!
Maple Holistics Natural Lubricant - Berry Flavor
I have to say that this is one of my favorite lubes, simply because it tastes so darn good! Plus, the super silky texture makes me want to go again and again.
It’s also not sticky and lasts without having to reapply after every sex circuit. If you love the smell, and taste of berries and are looking for a lubricant that doesn’t contain any synthetic ingredients, I definitely recommend Maple Holistics Natural Berry Flavor Lubricant.
Muse Cafe Salted Caramel Flavored Lubricant
Although a bit more watery than other flavored lubes, The Muse Cafe Salted Caramel is bursting with flavor and is silky smooth. It’s free of toxic ingredients and made for people that may be sensitive to other lubes.
Moreover, The Muse Cafe Salted Caramel Lubricant is known for being slippery, not sticky … which means everlasting wetness, even after multiple applications.
JO® Gelato Creme Brulee Personal Lubricant
This lubricant goes the extra mile when it comes to sex play. Simply put, JO Gelato Creme Brulee lasts forever, no matter how long sex or masturbation lasts.
It’s also great because it’s not too watery, not too sticky, and it has a great consistency. Even more, the smell and taste are delectable .. I mean who doesn’t dream of eating creme brulee while having an orgasm?!
Amor Oral Pineapple Flavored Personal Lubricant
This flavored personal lubricant tastes super yummy and smells great. Unlike other lubes, it has no residual smell or taste of chemicals, so you will never feel like you are swallowing something that you shouldn’t be.
Honestly, though, this lubricant is so delicious, and it’s also nice and slippery. The only drawback to this lubricant is sometimes the bottle cap can be faulty. Which means you have to pay extra attention when you store it away.
The Final Verdict
At the end of the day, all we ask for in an edible lubricant is that it tastes and smells great. Oh and that it’s free from yucky chemicals. Because who wants to put anything other than simple, and natural ingredients in and on their anus, vagina or penis? Not me. Taking all the edible lubes into account, for me, the clear winner is the flavored peppermint Aloe Cadabra Organic personal lube.
While the other lubricants are free of most harsh chemicals, Aloe Cadabra is 100% vegan and free from every type of toxic element. Also, I find the peppermint flavor to have just the right amount of “kick” to get me hot and stimulated. But, for those who find the flavor to be too strong, they also offer it in different flavors such as french lavender and strawberry flavored.
To sum it up, all the lubricants I listed above are definitely sex-worthy.
If you want a lube that really tickles your senses, silky smooth, and made with all organic ingredients, I suggest, however, starting with the peppermint Aloe Cadabra Organic personal lube. It’s an exquisite and delicious way to seduce and satisfy your lover … or, more importantly, yourself. Enjoy!